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Where Would the Bay Area Be Without BART?

Answer: up a creek, according to a new study that attempts to quantify BART's significance to the region.

July 9, 2024

Little ‘Radical’ Cyclists Invade Oakland

Some Oakland motorists may have been slightly delayed Saturday by hordes of children having fun biking around Lake Merritt.

May 13, 2024

S.F. Fire Apologies for Tweeting About Imaginary Bike Rule

There is no rule in California that says cyclists have to ride single file — but the San Francisco Fire Department tweeted about it anyway.

May 6, 2024

Guest Commentary: Traffic Engineers Must Put Safety Over Driver Throughput

No other field would tolerate this level of death and destruction. The tragedy of West Portal is more evidence that the traffic engineering profession is fundamentally broken.

March 27, 2024

Commentary: The West Portal Tragedy and the Unfathomable Cost of Motordom

Unrestricted driving, wide forgiving roads, little to no physical infrastructure to force speed reductions, and no real police enforcement—this is the predictable and inevitable result.

March 20, 2024

An Update on California’s High-Speed Rail Project

Diridon Station, Salesforce Transit Center, the Portal tunnel, Caltrain electrification—SPUR hosts a panel about all the connections and projects that will together make up the Bay Area's future rail system.

March 6, 2024

American-Dutch Engineer Calls Out Root Problem with American DOTs

There's a big problem at SFMTA and other American DOTs. And it starts with the education and licensing of engineers.

March 5, 2024

Op-ed: Transportation Activists Sometimes Also Need to be Detectives

Training is important, but requiring a license to ride a e-bike would have other negative consequences.

February 12, 2024

Commentary: Why We Need Concrete Barrier ‘Speed Limiters’

The low-tech solution to ending reckless driving and traffic violence is all around us. What we lack is the political will to use it.

February 7, 2024